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Tunic, Peru, Huari style, AD 750-950

This spectacular tunic is of the style of the Huari Empire, which wielded influence throughout much of what now constitutes Peru over years ago. among the most finely-woven textiles in the world. Six to nine miles of very fine yarn was required t

Textile fragment; cotton; double weave with paired wefts; large scale geometric design - stepped triangles with two angular scroll appendages; linked; edging down one warp selvedge; brown and cream.

double weave with paired wefts; large scale geometric design - stepped triangles with two angular scroll appendages; edging down one warp selvedge; © The Trustees of the British Museum

Paracas textile, Peru. Repinned by Elizabeth VanBuskirk. These small fiber creations were made, using rare knitting techniques, by Peruvian knitters & weavers 2000 years ago. They were attached to the edges of fine woven mantles.Textiles from this period were made as grave goods in mummy bundles. Many depict the celebration of Mother Earth & agriculture or dancing or flying shaman dressed in dramatically appended animal costumes influenced by the earlier Chavin culture of Northwestern Peru.

Paracas textile, Peru. Repinned by Elizabeth VanBuskirk. These small fiber creations were made, using rare knitting techniques, by Peruvian knitters & weavers 2000 years ago. They were attached to the edges of fine woven mantles.Textiles from this period were made as grave goods in mummy bundles. Many depict the celebration of Mother Earth & agriculture or dancing or flying shaman dressed in dramatically appended animal costumes influenced by the earlier Chavin culture of Northwestern Peru.

Peru, Wari Culture (flourished 600–1100 ce), Tunic, ca. 500–800 ce. Wool and cotton interlocked tapestry weave, 103.8 x 101 cm (40 7/8" x 39 3/4"). © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (MFAB-575)

Peru, Wari Culture (flourished ce ), Tunic, ca. Wool and cotton interlocked tapestry weave, x 101 cm

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